Jhoolan song from Vrindavan by Malini Awasthi, झूला धीरे से झुलावो बनवारी, अरे सांवरिया
झूला धीरे से झुलावो बनवारी, अरे सांवरिया|
झूला झूलत मोरा जियरा डरत है,
लचके कदमिया की डारी, अरे सांवरिया|
अगल बगल दुई सखियां झूलत हैं,
बीच में झूलें राधा प्यारी, अरे सांवरिया|
This beautiful folk song from Vrindavan, thousands of years old, mentions the Kadam tree which was once in abundance in Vraj. The swing mentioned in this song is on a Kadam tree, which in the rainy season is laden with round, deep yellow ball like flowers. The fruit is eaten. It was also a natural ball used for playing ball games by Krishna and friends.
This big shady tree with large leaves and millions of yellow golden balls is a pretty sight by itself on Indian roads again, thanks to the forest department’s tree planting drive in recent years.